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As more of our personal and professional lives play out online and within digital spaces, it’s unsurprising to learn that an increasing amount of electronic evidence is being presented to the courts in relation to a wide number of legal cases. In fact, the worldwide Digital Forensics industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% between 2020 to 2027.
We’re used to seeing people post incredible amounts of personal information on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Strava, Twitter, etc. But now, another platform must be added to that list: TikTok.
WebPreserver now supports collections of TikTok! Starting today, all WebPreserver users have access to similar features and capabilities that we offer for evidence collection on popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This is a standard function available to all customers, who will now be able to:
What happens when online harassment crosses the digital divide? For several years now, the practice of swatting has been on the rise, and featured in news stories the world over. What exactly does the practice entail? What are the legal consequences of swatting, and what kind of damage has been inflicted upon those who have fallen victim to it?
With its roots in hacker communities of the 1990s, today, doxxing remains a widespread cybersecurity issue. If anything, the problem is growing. 21% of Americans (more than 43 million individuals) report having personally experienced doxxing. An even greater number, 62%, personally knew someone who had been the victim of a doxxing attack.
Traditional discovery is the initial phase of litigation when all parties are required to provide records and evidence relevant to a specific case. However, thanks to the explosion of electronically stored information (ESI), discovery must now work alongside eDiscovery—a process that involves the identification, preservation, collection, retention, and review of data in an electronic format. This makes the discovery exponentially larger and more complex.
Imagine for a second that you need to collect evidence from someone’s Facebook or Twitter account. Like a surprising number of criminals, the person has just posted something incredibly incriminating that could really help your case. However, there’s also a good chance that they’ll come to their senses and delete the post. The evidence can disappear at any moment—so you need to act quickly.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, but sophisticated dark web forensics and tools are helping investigators to transform the dark web from a murky and lawless online environment, into a treasure trove of evidence and information. In the 1900s, organised crime was personified by Al Capone, Frank Costello and John Gotti — infamous names that are still known today, even though they operated in a limited geographical area.
Documentation and data in modern business are generated at a rapid pace, both on and offline. A wide variety of industries, such as banking and the financial sector, have to manage thousands of different types of documents regularly. Keeping up with this cumulative documentation can be difficult and costly. A digitized, paperless business means an increase of the office’s organization, work efficiency and more accurate results.
Chain of custody, in a legal context, can refer to both physical and electronic evidence. With the huge increase in the leverage of the latter within litigation cases, today, chain of custody is a key requirement of any eDiscovery process.